Presideezy in tha Heezy Weekend

I’ve been posting a lot of on the food front lately, so while I take a quick time out to snap some pics of the dishes I’ve got lined up for later this week, I thought I’d instead give you a super quick glimpse at my weekend. It was full of lovely people, lovely meals and lots of recuperative-yet-productive time, which I cherish through and through. (Productive time is recuperative time, to me. It’s kind of sick and pleasing all at once.) We celebrated our dear Emily’s birthday. I ran a lot. Like, more than 10 miles over the course of … Read More

Recipe: Black bean, kale & farro soup with smoked olive oil (no bacon! whaaaat?)

Here’s a recipe that’ll knock your socks off. It’s a soup — no biggie — chocked full of veggies — no biggie — that would be excellent kicked off with a little rendered bacon — duh. Few soups wouldn’t benefit from getting things started with a little smoky, salty, fat. Except for I’m out of bacon. And, as you can read more about in a post I’m hoping to get to tomorrow, we’re kind of trying to limit bacon intake in this house, among other things, at least for a little while. Something to do with wanting to live a … Read More

Recipe: Bleu cheese & apricot pastry bites — and a few last thanks…

Holy crap, it’s almost 2013. This year, more than any other in recent memory, I’ve taken little moments here and there to survey everything Chris and I have been able to pack into our compact Bay Area life, and darned if I don’t feel like a pretty lucky lady. It’s super easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of seemingly important, demanding, utterly crucial activities, isn’t it? Like, “ohmygod, I have to go to World Market right this minute to buy those 75% off Easter cheese puffs,” or  “if I don’t put in three 12-hour days this week, this stuff is … Read More

Recipe: SLO’s Firestone Grill tri-tip steak sandwich and grilled baby zucchini “fries”

Hello from snowy Lake Tahoe! Ok, not really, I’ve been back from Tahoe for a few hours now, but I had every intention of writing a post from the ski house, and then I ended up spending most of the weekend, umm, skiing. And eating. And snoozing. So. To begin again: hello from our slightly awkwardly rearranged-to-accommodate-le-Xmas-tree living room, from which I am not only writing this blog post but committing a majority of my attention span to yesterday’s Hulu’d Saturday Night Live episode. Martin Short and a sketch about the doctor that’s been selected to deliver the Royal heir? … Read More

Recipe: Bacon, bean & bells chili

Seems like it’s been a while since I posted something actually related to food, doesn’t it? Bacon bummer aside, that is. Must be my preoccupation with the ski house that we rented with some friends for the winter. I know, right? Ski house. We went up last weekend to get things settled, and I can already tell we’re going to have a heck of time both on and off the slope. Our group is awesome, the snow season looks far more promising than last — and I have a feeling we’re going to hit the jackpot when it comes to slow … Read More